The Premier Dance School in The Kansas City area

Celebrating 51 Years of Dance! 

Upcoming Events:

June 13th: Recital!

June 21st: Summer Session Starts

Fall Enrollment Open!

Still undecided about activities for your child? Here is how Leigh’s School of Dance plans to keep our studios a safe space for our dance families:

– Small class sizes in our big studios!

– Spaced out markers  on the dance floor to keep space between everyone, limited mixing and mingling, and more to provide a since of normalcy for your child and a happy dance experience.

– Hand sanitizer is outside the door of every studio. Dancers will put it on before entering every class and as the dancers leave.

– The studios are cleaned before, in between, and after all classes are done for the evening.
– UV air purifiers in all air units in order to provide fresher, more filtered air and to help disinfect and stop the spread of germs.

LSOD has been serving the Olathe Community for 51 years and strives to keep our studio a safe, healthy, and positive environment for all dancers and families who walk in the door!

Why choose Leigh’s School of Dance?

Our dance studio is one of the longest running and most respected dance schools in the region!

We offer a safe, family environment as well as a professional training environment.


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What Our Clients Say

With over 51 years of experience in teaching dance, we have thousands of clients who understand the value and sense of family our studio offers.

“My youngest girls have grown up in this studio.  The teachers have been excellent role models….One of my girls is going to college now to study dance and I owe a big thank you to the teachers at Leigh’s who believed in her and mentored her since she was a little girl.  If your looking for a supportive ”dance family.  Leigh’s dance school is it!

Lisa H

“All the teachers at Leigh’s school of dance make you feel welcomed and important, no matter what level of dancer you are.  You can feel the positive energy when you walk in the studio!”

Mary M

“Our family loves being involved in multiple activities.  We have always  been able to find a balance that let’s our kids keep dance in their lives.  Leigh’s instructors will take the time to listen and work with your family so your kids can be a part of Leigh’s dance family!  We have been members since 2008!”

Vanessa O

Our Awesome Team

Here is a short introduction to some of our team

Leigh Allen


Leigh started our school of dance in 1970.  Having led our dance teams to win hundreds of awards, she still loves to teach and coach students to excellence.

Nyree Allen


 Nyree began her career assisting her mother in dance class when she was 12 years old.  She moved to California to pursue her love of dance.  She taught at a studio and was a middle school dance coach in the Los Angeles area for 10 years.  She has been back teaching children and adults with us for the past 12 years.  She is happy to be sharing her love of dance here at Leighs School of Dance.

Amanda Raney

Star Team Director

Amanda holds a BFA in Ballet from University of Utah, and trained with the Ballet West.  She has also danced with the Missouri Ballet Theater in St. Louis and was selected to perform at ACDFA.  She is also a multiple award winner with RDA and has worked with Disney Entertainment.  

Shannon Drewes


Shannon has been dancing since she was two years old. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Dance from Illinois State University. She has been trained in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical and Team Dance. This is her first year teaching at Leigh’s and she is super excited to share her passion of dance!

Jessica Para


Jessica has been dancing for 22 years and teaching for 8 years with a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Southeast Missouri State University.  She has worked with many top dance companies including Big Muddy, Keigwin & Company and Giordano Dance.  

Stacy Sneed 


Stacy has been part of the Leigh’s family for many years. Stacy started her dance journey taking recreation class that led to her joining the competition team. Through high school Stacy was Miss Leigh’s dance assistant. This is when Stacy discovered her joy of teaching. She has been instructing classes for 14 years now.  Stacy is full of fun and energy. Introducing old school styles with the latest trends in jazz and hip hop.   

Delaney Borders


Delaney is from Dallas, Texas where she started her dance training at the age of 4. Delaney has continued to dance throughout her life on drill teams, competiton teams, and preparatory company. She has gratuated from the University of Kansas with her Bachelor of the Arts in Dance. She is very excited to share her passion and love of dance to others.